Reviewer:Dr Feel Rotten -
February 15, 2011 Subject:
Pretty darn good
Some of the dialog and acting was weak, but most was fine. It was a bit Pollyanna at first, but once it gets going it's a great old drama. Aunt Nora was a rotten to the core old hag, but still had a bit of human compassion left in her when her niece was being shredded on the stand which wasn't really surprising, but oh what an evil wench she seemed.. That was the real crux of the touching part here that aunt Nora found she really did love her niece instead of just being the greedy old hag you just love to hate.
I liked this movie so 4 stars from me.. I don't often shed a tear, but this old man did and had to blow my nose too.
November 5, 2010 Subject:
Stick with it because... AWWW!
I tried twice on two different days to view this movie via the streaming on-screen browser version (i think that's what you call it?) and it kept getting hung up at 6:58 or so, but then today it magically worked.
But... it was all choppy and splicy (from the preservation of the original film strip) with a faint buzzing static hum in the background, but it finally calmed down, although I do recommend headphones if you have them.
And then... it was kind of dull, but about 20 minutes in the story picks up and the drama starts flowing. Also, I was as equally charmed by some characters as I was vilely repulsed by others.
I am was so glad I stuck with because it had the happy, sappy ending I was looking for. I enjoyed it and am torn between giving it 3 and 4 stars. It was enjoyable, but it wasn't anything stellar, but I don't want to discourage anyone by giving it a low rating.... Arrrg....